Mon dieu! Marion Cotillard, the Frenchie who gushed all over her awesome mermaid dress when she won a Best Actress Academy Award for her portrayal of Edith Piaf in La Vie En Rose, is a 9/11 denier! According to the U.K. Daily Mail:
Actress Marion Cotillard sparked a political row yesterday after accusing America of fabricating the 9/11 attacks.
The 32-year-old French actress, who received an Oscar last month for her performance as singer Edith Piaf in La Vie En Rose, openly questioned the truth behind the terrorist atrocity in an interview broadcast on a French website.
"I think we're lied to about a number of things," Cotillard said, singling out the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center as an example of the US making up horror stories for political ends.
Referring to the two passenger jets being flown into the Twin Towers, Cotillard said:
"We see other towers of the same kind being hit by planes. Are they burned? They [sic] was a tower, I believe it was in Spain, which burnt for 24 hours. It never collapsed. None of these towers collapsed. And there [in New York], in a few minutes, the whole thing collapsed."
She added that the towers, planned in the early Sixties, were an outdated "money-sucker" that would have cost more to modernise than to rebuild altogether, which is why they were destroyed.
She said: "It was a money-sucker because they were finished, it seems to me, by 1973, and to re-cable all that, to bring up-to-date all the technology and everything, it was a lot more expensive, that work, than destroying them...
I've heard a lot of kooky theories about 9/11, but this "it was too expensive to re-do the cable" idea is a new one. Cotillard, who probably just rocketed to the top of everyone's Favorite Actress List on Alex Jones' social networking site InfoWars.com, also questioned whether or not man has walked on the moon:
She said: "Did a man really walk on the Moon? I saw plenty of documentaries on it, and I really wondered. And in any case I don't believe all they tell me, that's for sure."Well, whether or not you agree with Ms. Cotillard, she's at least brightened up a distinctly lackluster week for non-news, and for that I am eternally grateful. Merci beaucoups, ma petite dame folle!